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55 leesburg. monika? good morning. thank you. on the northbound side of i-95, if you're planning to head toward quantico, you want to watch out for the accident. it's a single vehicle that went into the ditch right near quantico and a cruiser on the right shoulder right now trying to pull it out. you need to scoot over to the left. you know it may cause some brake lights but at least your main lines are open. beyond that you're good dale city into woodbridge and springfield and down to 395 and the 14th street bridge. let's take a live look outside. here's what it looks like on the inbound side of i-66. the camera moved but this is at spout run. insood the beltway 66 is in good shape. let's -- inside the beltway 66 is in good shape. let's go north. we'll end with a live look outside at montrose road. >> thank you, monika. 5:02. a partisan disagreement over health care has led us to this point. the first government shutdown, it's a partial one but the first time it's happened in 17 years.
>> it's about five hours old right now. the house and senate failed to agree on a bill to fund government operations by the midnight deadline meaning hundreds of thousands of workers will soon be sent home. delia goncalves joins us live from the martin luther king memorial with more on this story. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning, andrea, mike. the mlk memorial unlike we've ever seen it is dark this morning, only lit by a few camera lights spotlighting this area. but what we normally see, these beautifully lit monuments shining up in the night sky. it is really dark in this area. check this out. you can see the barricades are all stacked up ready to go, ready to block this road. the warnings we've all been telling you about now a reality because congress did not act in time. the midnight deadline came and went. the clock struck midnight on capitol hill with lawmakers unwilling to reach a spending
bill. more than 40% of federal workers will be furloughed. some federal services delayed. the president, however, did sign a bill to make sure military soldiers still get paid. >> the house has made its position known very clearly. we believe that we should fund the government and we think there ought to be basic fairness for all americans under obama care. the senate has continued to reject our offers but under the constitution, there's a way to resolve this process and that is to go to conference and talk through your differences. >> the issue is whether or not the congress of the united states will take responsibility for what the american people expect of us and that is make sure their government is open, serving them, serving them effectively and not abandoning them. that's what this issue is about.
>> reporter: a very dark day on this october 1 in washington, d.c. and around the nation as federal employees, 40% of them head to work only to be told to head back home. they will not be paid and will be furloughed. we don't know how long this will last. everyone keeping their fingers crossed hoping it doesn't last too long as we now see the effects just beginning. we can tell you police officers, firefighters, school teachers, and health care workers still on the job. so those vital services will still be met, but of course one of our hardest hit jurisdictions virginia with a whole lot of employees, government employees living in virginia but the governor has a plan to stop the bleeding. we'll let you know what that is coming up in a half-hour. back to you, mike, andrea. >> delia goncalves live in front of the mlk memorial downtown. metro would like to remind customers it is not a federal entity and therefore trains and
buses will be operating on regular schedules. however, if the shutdown continues for several days or longer, metro may downsize from eight-car to six-car trains if there's a significant dropoff in subway riders. so one effect of the shutdown happened overnight for fans of the national zoo's giant panda, the brand new one, the panda cam at the zoo went online. viewers had been using the web cams to monitor the six week old baby panda who doesn't have a name yet. while they continue to care for all the animals, the zoo will be closed to the public. programs and events will be canceled and the jogging and bicycle paths into the zoo also closed. 5:05. time for the latest money report of the morning. >> indeed it is. jessica here. the shutdown not sitting well with investors either. >> we've seen definite volatility the last couple of days for wall street but world markets are very much taking this whole budget battle in
stride. we'll have to see how wall street reacts in three and a half hours. as traders kick off a new month and a new quarter. the last time we went through all this debt ceiling debate, that was august 2011. s&p downgraded the u.s.' credit rating. we saw more volatility, more gyrations for wall street for about three weeks. this time around we're going into this after a winning quarter for wall street. nasdaq was up 11% over the last three months. not a great day yesterday. the dow plunged 128 points. starts today from 15,129. s&p and nasdaq both dropped 11 points. still all of the major averages are up between 15% and 24% on the year. if you get monthly checks or benefits from the government, you may be wondering how your bottom line will be affected by the shutdown. let's run through some of the biggies here. social security retirement, disability benefits and applications will not be affected. but social security earnings,
corrections and verifications will temporarily be discontinued. the government will not be able to issue original or replacement social security or medicare cards. something to keep in mind. claims processing and benefits will continue at least for the short term. a shutdown will not derail military or veterans health benefits but veterans compensation, pension and education benefits could be affected if a shutdown were to last beyond october. now, ironically, one of the biggest budget problems is about obama care and a shutdown has not been delaying the october 1 start date for enrollment to begin in the marketplaces. the health care marketplaces use funds that are not affected by the annual budget. at the end of the day all of this is about obamacare for some folks and obamacare is untouchable right now. >> raising the debt ceiling is also being tied to obama care so this could last through at least that debate, mid october or beyond? >> beyond.
this could be in perpetuity. we could be going through this week to week into the future until we get a new congress, until the people say i don't want these folks to represent me anymore. >> what do you have in the next half-hour? >> we're going to take a look at obama care and the impact on small businesses because these are the organizations that were touted as being possibly the most helped by these health exchanges opening up and they'rele the loudest critics so we'll take a look at that issue. not only is the government shut down today but drivers could be caught unaware by some new laws taking effect in some of the neighboring communities. >> plus, metro is now offering passengers a financial incentive to make the switch to that smartrip card. >> still ahead, our sports department lists the five things they wish could be shut down. we'll
comfortably cool. i think a few will need a jacket. eight going to be a warmer -- it's going to be a warmer day. we're mainly in the 50s. going to be mostly sunny and warmer this afternoon with a high between 79 and 84. a very warm start to the month of october in the seven-day. that's coming up in a few. right now monika with timesaver traffic. if you're planning to head on the beltway in prince george's county, no problems between i-95 and the wilson bridge. on the top side of town this is what it looks like at new hampshire avenue. all lanes are open. traffic still moving well it i- 95 and 270 in bethesda. back to you guys. >> thank as lot, monika. october 1 also means some new laws are taking effect in maryland. no more crowding people into your car. all passengers in the back seat of a vehicle have to use a seat belt. also using a cell phone that is not hands free becomes a primary offense now. that means police don't have to pull you over for something else and happen to see you using your cell phone. they can do it just for seeing you holding that cell phone up
to your ear. fines $83 for the first offense, $140 for the second offense. $160 after that. >> also starting today, drivers in the district will also see changes if they're cited for a traffic violation. the fines for speeding in the city are increasing. but the citation for failure to stop will decrease from $100 to $50. and the fine for a street sweeping violation, that means you're on the wrong side of the street on the day they are supposed to come through, that's now $45. if you take metro, today the price of a new smartrip card is going to go down. the new price of the cards dropping from five bucks down to two. they come preloaded with $8 in fare value. you can buy those at metrorail station dispensers and anne cvs -- and many cvs drugstores. our time is 5:13. howard couldn't stop it from getting warmer this week. >> but he may be able to keep
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continue, at least for another week. yeah, what you see is what you get, more of it. yesterday we stopped at 76. do probably will be 5, 8 degrees warmer than that. low 80s in most spots should do it and then even warmer on wednesday. here's a look at your day plan other this tuesday. it's going to be dark for another couple of hours. sunrise 7:04 today setting at 6:50. by 1:00 we'll already be near 80 here in town with a high about 82, 83. 76, though, at 7:00. if you have plans outside this afternoon, this evening, it's going to be really nice. also not too humid so that's a good thing there. the winds west, southwest 5, 8, maybe 10 miles an hour, not too much wind. temperatures across the region, they're in the 50s and some 60s out there. water temps now mainly in the low to mid-60s off shore. we're going to watch them. when we get into the winter season, one of the reasons i like the water temperatures, the warmer they are relative to the land, you can get some
bigger storms and get a bigger temperature difference. certainly something we'll be watching to see how much warmth will be available to feed potential winter storms. 55 in rockville. 56 in centreville. upper marlboro 52. comfortable there. warmer on the bay. notice the upper 50s. we have 55 up in hagerstown this morning from john on facebook. thanks, john. reston 53 and dumfries this morning checking in with 54. our michael & son weather camera, nice and clear this morning. great visibility. so no problems there. in spite of the fact that national is reporting mostly cloudy skies, we could have more high clouds around than anything else. dew points in the mid-50s right now so that's pretty comfortable and a light southwest wind at 5 miles an hour. we've got temps in the mid-40s in new england. casper 35. lots of 30s in idaho and montana there in the mountains. jet stream dipping big time out west. a lot of storminess there. heavy rains, mountain snows. you can see this. yesterday we talked about how
british columbia got pounded and that extended down to northern california with the on shore flow and the rain. we have a storm system here. another one there. then another one off shore. we have kind of a broad area of low pressure here. this is not tropical. to the east we do have tropical storm jerry but that's in the central atlantic. not going to be a problem. so really for us, high pressure sort of in control once again. it's going to stay here for a few more days. rain chances increasing in the mississippi valley coming up from the south but around here, here we are wednesday. more mainly sunny, dry weather. st. louis or little rock you need to head to if you want some rain. i don't see much till perhaps next week. yeah, i think we make it through the weekend now mainly dry. warm and dry today, 82. 63 tonight with mid-50s in the suburbs. tomorrow even warmer, 86. thursday perhaps a few more clouds but still not bad, 83. on friday, saturday, sunday still looking like mainly mid- 80s. generally dry. some showers and storms return
finally. fingers crossed on monday with a high of 82. monika samtani, good tuesday morning. good tuesday morning, howard. things are looking really, really g. i was just checking all of the different areas and all the cameras. i'm happy to say that volumes are still light coming in on 66, for example, from manassas into centreville and into fairfax. all lanes are open. no problems to report here as you travel through the annandale area, springfield on the northbound side of i-95 as well. we'll check out the american legion bridge on the west side of town so basically between bethesda and tysons corner. this is what you should expect across the potomac river. let's go back over to the maps this time southern maryland, route 4, route 5, route 301, all of your main corridors coming in from the south and all the way to the beltway and down into oxon hill and across the wilson bridge your lanes are open. volumes are very light on the beltway basically east side in prince george's county. we'll take another live look outside. here's what it looks like in springfield already beginning to load up down in quantico there was an early morning accident on the right shoulder. hopefully not too much of a
distraction there. back to you guys. the government shutdown got our sports department thinking and you know what? when they do that, that can be dangerous. >> coming up, the five things in sports that the sports department would like to see shut down permanently. we'll be right back. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections
we could see a patch or two of fog develop but other than that, it should be pretty quiet. 65 by 9:00. by lunch time sunny, temps in the 70s, even approaching 80 toward culpeper and orange. then this afternoon i don't think we're going to see these specks of greens like we're seeing. i think it will be mostly sunny with highs in the 80s. enjoy it. good morning, everybody. i'm kristen berset. i think it's fair each of us has one aspects of sports we can't change and would change if we had the power. with all this talk about the government shutdown, it got us here in the wusa9 sports department thinking. we could -- if we could shut down five things in sports, what would they be. number five, shut down the jacksonville jaguars. i'm from florida so this is tough for me to say but they've been outscored this season 129- 31 points and they're so desperate to build their stadium, they began offering
all their fans free beer to attend the game. you might not think that's so bad. you know how to get fans to buy tickets in jacksonville? you sign tim tebow. number four, cut down the debate of kurt cousins replacing rg3 as the starter. cousins proved himself capable during the preseason but this week we saw glimpses of the old rg3 who is healthier and more confident in his knee and finally making those big plays. i asked this question on social media. some folks said shut down the celebration dances in football. completely disagree. i think shutdown celebrations penalties. i can't wait to see what a player will come up each week. yes, some folks look like a complete fool but can you seriously tell me you haven't done a celebration dance at some point in your life? let's not get rid of the dances. number two, shut down the length of the nba and nhl season. 82 games each. that's long. when hockey is still being
played in june on ice and basketball never seems to end, something needs to change. think back to just recently when they both went through lockout shortened seasons. those years way more exciting, way more intense. and number one, shut down the ncaa. bring in a new college format. a recent study by business insider.com considered the average football player -- [ inaudible ] when you add all the television and ticket revenue all going to the schools. the ncaa needs a little fixing. that will do it for your morning sports. imaddress continue -- i'm kristen berset. >> what was the score last night? 37-7. saints won last night. still ahead this morning, it's 5:25. good morning if you're just waking up. we're in a partial shutdown in the federal government. who is going to move first? the lawmakers on capitol hill or the white house? we're watching. we'll tell you that coming up.
>> plus, we'll take a closer look at the wedge fish this debate -- issue in this debate. it's the implementation of president obama's health care reform law. any shutdowns on the roadways? >> not yet. if you're planning to head on the inbound side of route 50, things look great here at route 301 in bowie heading toward the beltway and inside the beltway through cheverly we're in great shape. no problems to report over any of the an anacostia river crossings. we'll have more news, ♪
here's monika samtani. >> good morning. i'm glad to say i don't have any big issues. >> howard, you want to say good morning to a family who had been in bakersfield. >> good morning, sandy, out of lovettsville, virginia. she had a 2-year-old and she moved from bakersfield to virginia. it started to rain. she was like, what's that mommy? they didn't know what rain was. very dry around here. we only have five days of measurable rain in the month of september. eight in august. this will be a mainly dry week. you have to wait till next week until our fortunes change. here's a look at your day planner, this tuesday morning where we've got clear to partly cloudy skies now. high clouds at times. mid- to upper 70s by lunch time. great, great middle of the day to be outside and enjoying it. high in the low 80s and drive home temp of 81 degrees. tough to see but there had been a few clouds drifting across the region, mid and high level clouds coming in from the west. fog was a little bit of a
problem earlier. not too much right now around warrenton a little bit of fog there. no big deal. as far as the temperatures, very comfortable. we're into the upper 50s in hagerstown 58. 54 at andrews and also gaithersburg. monika samtani, weather keeps delivering. how about traffic? you're on your second week of this, howard. last week was terrible to deal with traffic. this week actually hasn't been too bad. so i guess we're kind of even, sort of, kind of. if you're planning to head around town, it's nice and quiet on the beltway. interstates are beginning to load up of course. on the inbound side of i-66 for example out of gainesville and manassas. beyond that you're still okay into centreville and fairfax. let's go outside live and show what you it looks like first if you're planning to head northbound on 95, the trafficland camera went dark but looking good. northbound 95 looks great here. no problems on to 395 and the 14th street bridge. just a little bit slow approaching the beltway. and a quick look at our maps
again. this time over to the bw parkway and route 50 through cheverly. no problems through the northeast corridor off the beltway in new carrollton and cheverly and even down at the will soj bridge. back to -- wilson bridge. back you to guys. >> thank you. this morning hundreds of thousands of federal government workers are expected to report to work as scheduled. >> but then they're expected to be sent home within a few hours as the partial shutdown goes into effect. delia goncalves is live from the martin luther king, jr. memorial on what we face now. the interesting thing is even open air monuments will be shut down. good morning. >> reporter: absolutely. it's unfortunate but the only lights that we have here, the lights that we brought in. this monument very dark. can i tell you the jefferson, the lincoln and washington monument lit this morning. however, you can see as we pafer over, the roads were fairly -- as we pan over, the roads were fairly busy.
folks are heading to work. unfortunately a number of them probably federal workers headed into work only to get turned around and head home realizing they are furloughed and they will have to go home and they don't know how long they'll be working from home or will be home without a job to go to. you can see the barricades are here as well. the roads about to be closed coming to the memorial because these memorials as we have all warned you will be shut down. let's take a look at some video. 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed beginning today because house republicans were demanding the senate delay the president's health care law. the senate of course rejected that offer. more than 60,000 virginians are federal employees but here's some good news. members of congress representing the commonwealth introduced a bill at 12:01 to make sure employees get
retroactive pay. >> the affordable care act issue is something that passed the house and senate, was signed. we have two national referendum. we don't have a right to repeal the law at this point and to appeal it for an entire year in order to fund the government for 45 more days, we can't agree to that. i was here during the shutdown in '95. it happened for six days. it wasn't too painful. so then they did it again during the christmas holidays and went on for 21 days. it was very painful. the people who were involved, particularly newt gingrich said let's never do this again. the problem is we have a lot of new folks who don't know the consequences of their actions. >> reporter: however, congressman jim moran says they will now. he says unfortunately folks who rely on the government will now realize what it's like to live without those federal services
governor bob mcdonnell has planned ahead. the commonwealth has a reserve of $13 million created just last user for a situation just like this to help bail them out through a federal crisis. he also says state agencies that use federal money can go ahead and use a deficit loan for now. back to you, mike. >> thank you, delia, live at the martin luther king, jr. memorial. you kicked off? you want to get on a virtual soap box and tell people what you think? go to wusa9.com. one of our viewers, grant says in part they, meaning the lawmakers will sit comfortably and they use citizens' livelihoods and well-being as bartering chips. they should all be fired. continue to sound off with your own comments on tellwusa9.com. >> i have one facebook friend say they are like two kids fighting for the remote. this morning the d.c. city council will meet and they're expected to vote in favor of paying all city workers through the federal government
shutdown. as the shutdown appeared more likely last month, mayor vincent gray told federal workers he'll treat all 30,000 d.c. workers as essential. one of the things we want you to know is the mayor is going to do this as a pay to -- way to pay all of the workers because even though we're a city, we're under the federal jurisdiction. so the city is going to lose about $6 million a day because they're losing revenue from rest statute taxes, hotel taxes, places like the national zoo are going to be closed. all of those tourist attractions are going to affect the dollars in the city because those workers would have been furloughed had he not taken this action. >> and local businesses are going to be affected. tax revenue is going to go down. it is now 5:37. time for another your money
report. >> jessica is back with more on the issue that caused the shutdown. disagreement over obamacare, especially its effect on small business. >> obamacare when it was being sold to the public was touted as a way for small businesses to get new and cheaper access to health insurance for the workers. but some of the loudest opponents are small business owners themselves. many are worried about the new rules and red tape to keep track of and of course all of those loopholes. >> reporter: as the debate for affordable -- debate over funding for the affordable care act, small business owners continue to speak out how the law will affect them. one of them, this appleby's franchise owner made headlines last year for saying he might stop future hiring because of obamacare. >> we won't build more restaurants. we won't hire more people. >> reporter: now he says he'll make things work for his full- timers. >> am i going to penalize my best people because the
president has put into place something that penalizes me? no. i've got too much at stake. >> reporter: the national center for policy analysis warns that these crucial decisions facing small business owners could have dire economic consequences. >> a small -- our small businesses are being forced to provide an expensive package of health benefits for their employees. the new law gives them no additional help, no subsidies. >> reporter: cost is the single biggest concern for companies. >> i think it has seismic proportions long term for our country. it will change the fabric of who we are and how we go about our daily lives ultimately. >> reporter: as of october 1, federal and state exchanges will allow 48 million uninsured americans to individually purchase health coverage. online, by mail or in person. coverage starts january 1 and they must enroll before march 31. for small businesses, the government is delaying enrollment until november. by 2015 companies with over 50
workers have to offer affordable coverage to all full- timers or pay penalties. >> i don't think it's going to be so terrible. i think the people are not going to opt, at least for the first year for 10% of their gross income going to obamacare. >> businesses will use a different type of health exchange to offer coverage for workers. it is called the small business health options pam. these exchanges are set up in every state and are available to employees with 50 or fewer full-time employees. very complicated stuff. so i urge folks if they have questions, call the hot line. check out healthcare.gov for lots of answers. >> virginia isn't doing the exchange, right? >> it's being handled by the federal government. >> so d.c. and maryland have their own. >> those are the individual exchanges. what we're talking about here-- >> that's the confusing thing. there are so many different
exchanges. my husband is a small business owner already offering coverage. but looking at the different plans, they have to sit down and figure out and their employees have to figure out whether it's a bronze, silver, platinum coverage they want to go with. >> originally it was set up so employers had many options to offer their employees. they had to scale that back. so those options aren't going to be available till future years. again, another complicating factor. >> that was a compromise in a way with the obama administration on rolling out all of obamacare. it's confusing. >> it is very confusing. >> we're going to try and help you get through this. again the key is today may be the start but you don't have to finish up registration and figuring out everything today. or even this week. >> until march. you have until march before consequences start kicking in. >> we'll help you through n. thank you, jess. an investigation is under way into what caused an explosion on a well known college campus. that story is coming up.
it is 5:43. very comfortable. mostly cloudy. going to be a nice day. we don't think you'll need a jacket but for just a few spots. looking at the forecast today, we're talking about temperatures going to be climbing into the low 80s in many areas. partly to mostly sunny afternoon. back in time with a warm forecast for the first week of october in a few minutes. right now monika with timesaver traffic. on the northbound side of i- 95, just loading up here in springfield on to 395. you're going to be good. no delays to the 14th street bridge. no delays on 66 to the roosevelt or 295 to the 11th street bridge. back to you guys. >> thanks, monika.
it's 5:44. we're following what's new. a rockslide killed five hikers on a popular colorado trail and a teenager who broke their leg is being flown to a hospital. boulders weighing more than 100 tons crashed down on a viewing area in a heavily used hiking trail. an explosion underneath the campus of the university of california berkley last night forced police to evacuate the entire campus. one student was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. a spokesperson says thieves were trying to steal copper wire from the electrical system and they are to blame for the explosion. the first snow of the season came way too early in stevens pass, washington. road crews said they hadn't finished summertime makes to stabilize the slopes leading down to the highway through the higher elevations. so there's a 24-hour watch on the mountain pass till the snow clears. feel like san diego
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good tuesday morning. a little more comfortable than yesterday. we're not as chilly. we'll climb to the mid and upper 70s by lunch time. should be beautiful. partly to mostly sunny. 82 at 4:00. high 82, 83 in that area today and 74 still at 8:00 p.m. so a few of you may need to put on the ac in the afternoon, especially if the sun beats down on the house on the western side. you may get a little warm upstairs. 55 in williamsport. 58 charlottesville. lots of 50s across the region this morning. as you look locally, we're down to 54 in college park and bowie this morning and baden in prince george's county. waldorf 55.
mid-50s for prince william county, manassas and dumfries both at 54. same in fairfax, mid-50s with fairfax 60. arlington a little bit warmer there. lovettsville down to 50. we may still dip into the upper 40s in northern loudoun this morning. outside on our michael & son weather camera, got great visibility but we've got partly to mostly cloudy skies. my hope is like the last couple of mornings this could give us some pretty cool skies here between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. in advance of the sunrise. 55 degrees on the dew point giving us a relative humidity at 81%. wind only 5 miles an hour out of the west, southwest. low pressure spinning off shore. a few showers off southeast mass. for us high pressure in western north carolina helping to drive with a west, northwesterly wind some of the clouds that have been coming out of the mountains over us this morning. there's no precip though with it. the air is still very dry. it's been dry for really the last couple of months. looks like our rain chances stay low through sunday. it will pick up some early next week. looking at the moisture on our
futurecast all out of the mississippi valley. some of this will sneak into the ohio valley but really it's going to be well west of us. here we are now into wednesday morning. you'll notice wednesday the rains breaking out from louisiana north to missouri and towards areas in the ohio river andeanian and kentucky toward -- and indiana and kentucky toward southern illinois. around here we'll stay dry for the foreseeable future. just passing clouds. today 82, very nice, warm, dry. southwest of town culpeper you might get 84, 85. tonight we're into the 50s and 60s. 86 tomorrow, even warmer. by thursday a few more clouds, 83 but still generally dry. friday, saturday, sunday i'm going to keep it dry for now with highs in the mid-80s, lows 50s and 60s. by monday finally some showers and storms in the forecast and a high still warm at 82. let's go to monika samtani and get the update on timesaver traffic this tuesday morning. >> could it really be that we're even today and yesterday?
howard's right there. he said no, no. i'm jinxing it. i hope not. on the inbound side of 66, gainesville to manassas will be the slow stretch. then you see all this green behind me. i think we're pretty even. all lanes are open. no big deals. right here it's starting to get a tiny bit yellow and that means it's going to slow down as you approach the beltway but other than that, we're looking great coming in from the west, even on the dulles toll road and route 7 from leesburg. we'll take a look at the american legion bridge on the west side of town. things look good between 270, the legion bridge and tysons corner. back to the maps insides the beltway, 56 to 61 miles an hour. 395 at 63 average at duke street heading to the 14th street bridge. a timey bit of slow traffic right here inside the beltway but 295 looks great to the 11th street bridge and we'll take a last live look outside on the beltway at new hampshire avenue. andrea, mike. >> thanks, monika. as you know october 1 marks the start of breast cancer awareness month. >> the month kicked off early
with an event emily meaningful -- especially meaningful to us. look at how beautiful that looks, at the wusa9 family here. just after sunset, you just saw it, the 1625 i street building was lit up in pink in memory of carolyn larson, husband of mark, lost her battle to breast cancer. they raise money for cancer research and help chemo patients buy wigs. >> a bigwig donation as well through the month of october. tonight wusa's breast cancer awareness campaign continues with a very special event. the screening of a new film called "decoding annie parker." it stars helen hunt as american jennetteist dr. mary claire king who discovers the brca gene is linked to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers and samantha morton as annie parker, a canadian woman
who was also searching for answers as to why cancer was ravaging her family. i spoke to the real annie parker about making her life story into a movie. >> your biopsy shows you have carcinoma of the left breast. >> phew. i thought it was going to be really bad news. >> reporter: when your story began in the 1980s there was no talk of the brca gene. we thought it was overhead high power lines, the soil, the water. when did you start writing this down? when did you start thinking there's got to be another reason besides just bad luck, as that line in the movie says? >> your family did have a bit of bad luck but there are many complex factors. >> i think call it woman's intuition or girl intrue wig at the time -- intuition at the time. i lost my mother when i was 13 years old to her secondary cancer but the first cancer was breast cancer. she was first diagnosed with
cancer when she was pregnant with me. i say cancer is in my soul because again i hadn't even been brought into this world when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. from there i lost my sister and a first cousin before their 40 rght birthday to -- 40th birthday to this hideous disease. i talk about bad luck, as you mentioned, but i just felt there was more to bad luck. it had to be a family curse, that there was something going on besides just bad luck. >> you were told initially that there was a one in 20,000 chance that this screenplay, your story, would make it to the big screen. now that it's there, what is it like seeing it? and you've gone to many premiers. does it get old? >> it never gets old and never g.t.e.s stale because i think this movie -- gets stale because i think this movie is going to be very important. i had to do a soul search, if you will, about bringing this to the big screen.
i realized once they put the film together, that it was beyond myself and my mother and my sister. i wanted to get it out globally for the good of so many women. and not just women. men, too, that needed to find out about brca gene awareness. >> if you had known at the time you were going through this that there was a gene mutation, you could be tested and maybe take proactive measures to rid yourself of cancer or reduce your risk significantly, would you have done what angelina has done, what so many women are doing because they know brca 1 and 2 exist? >> absolutely. i mean, it's a very personal choice to be tested for the brca gene but as far as i'm concerned, i would definitely do that. back then there was just so much fear, so much anger. nobody that i could go to to talk to. so now we have organizations
that do an amazing job to create awareness, to educate people andle give women and men again i have to say because my brother carries the brca gene mutation, but give them that empowerment to work with their physicians or oncologists to help them make the right decision for themselves. i didn't have any options. >> now women do. wusa9 is screening decoding annie parker tonight at 7:00 at the afi silver theater on colesville road. after the film, i'll be moderating a panel discussion there. we'll also be posting my entire interview with the real annie parker on wusa9.com. to watch it go to the features tab and scroll down to buddy check. and in celebration of buddy check 9's 20th anniversary of saving lives through early detech, u.a.w. 9 is bringing -- wusa9 is bringing the mammo diss van here to broadcast -- mammovan here to broadcast house. to make an appointment for a
with folgers gourmet selections. ♪ good morning. welcome back to wusa9 at 6:00 a.m. glad you're seeing us 20/20. it's tuesday, october 1, breast cancer awareness month starts today. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. thanks so much for joining us. we're in a partial government shutdown. the saints won last night. andrea is very happy. >> i'm ready for pumpkins. >> the orange memo. >> howard is here. weather wise, it's sweet
out there again. we're in the 50s now. we've got some clouds again this morning. and with the sunrise, the pre- sunrise skies, that could be a really good thing. this afternoon warm, dry, sunny. 81 by 3:00 with a high around 82, 83. for october 1st our average high is 74. sun sets at about 6:56. we'll be in the 70s this evening. if you have outdoor plans after work, after school, you are in luck. it's going to be great. here are some of the clouds have been drifting in. a little tough to see. this milky gray area coming in from the mountains right on top of us from the west. we have partly to mostly cloudy skies which has helped limit the fog development. a touch of fog toward warrenton and culpeper. seeing victs in warrenton -- visibilities in warrenton reported at a half mile. other than that not much in the way of fog. temps in the 50s and 60s. yestled we had lots of 40s -- yesterday we had lots of 40s. today the cool spots are martinsburg, leesburg, manassas and fredricksburg